I confess to having a particular interest in periodontal treatment, implants, and bone grafting. I find all of these topics fascinating. Bone grafting in particular seems almost like science fiction to me.
For example, Sunstar’s GUIDOR easy-graft CLASSIC Allograft Bone Grafting System is made up of beta-tricalcium phosphate granules that are coated with a biodegradable polymer. When the granules are mixed with what’s called BioLinker (N-methyl-2 pyrrolidone liquid activator), a sticky surface is created that that you can manipulate and shape to fit the defect you’re dealing with. Take a look at this animated video to see how that works.
I also recommend looking at this surgical technique video of Dr. Mina Leventis demonstrating surgical techniques for minimally invasive ridge preservation.